A petition for fresh elections in the north of Kosovo

A petition for fresh elections in the north of Kosovo

Pristina, 9 March 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The Serb opposition block called “Patriotic Bloc”, which is comprised of the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and “Dveri” Movement, has gathered 21 thousand signatures in order to hold fresh elections in the north of Kosovo.

In a press conference, the Serb opposition requested through this petition local government elections in four Serb communes in Northern Mitrovica to be held by the Serb Government and Parliament.

The delegation of the opposition bloc led by leader of DSS, Slavisha Ristic, former illegal chairman of Zubin Potok, will meet with PM Aleksandar Vucic and speaker of Parliament, Maja Gojkovic, from whom they will request local government elections in the northern communes.

“Our petition guarantees everyone that Serbia has not given up on these territories, because if Serbia organizes local government elections in these territories based on the Constitution of Serbia, then this is a testimony that this territory is part of the Republic of Serbia”, said Marko Jakshic, a Serb leader of the north, former MP in the parliament of Serbia.

But, Jakshic expresses his skepticism when it comes to the acceptance of the petition by the Serb Parliament, while criticizing the outgoing government for signing the Brussels’ agreements. /ibna/